oops, I did it again.

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I went by Jo-Ann’s to get some more cotton yarn for dishcloths, because I was down to just one  ball left. I get inside and discover that Sugar and Cream is on sale, so I end up getting more than I had intended when I walked in.

I have discovered that I can get 5 cloths out of 2 balls of yarn, so every colorway that I bought I bought in pairs of skeins. I got 5 sets, hopefully these will last me longer than the last 10 skeins I bought…

Hey! at least Christmas gifts will be ready early this year!


A short story…


Once upon a time ok, last week there was a pile of yarn.

ok, the pile was 3 times this size, but dingy me , I forgot to take pics. Anyway, as I was reading I began to knit… knit like the wind. LOL and as the pages turned, and the stories on the screen (yeah, i read on the computer, sue me)  progressed, from one book to another in the series. the balls of yarn began to disappear.

At the same time, another pile began to grow, and grow, and grow. As the pile of completed stories got taller, so did the pile of completed items.

I still have 3 balls of yarn to go through, but that is ok, I still have 3 books left to read before the newest one, which is released in only 5 days. This has worked out really well, I can read to my heart’s content, and knit at the same time, while still being productive. I am seriously considering Christmas presents here, maybe with some pot holders or handmade soap.

Don’t tell hubby…

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but I bought 9 (yes, nine!) balls of dishcloth cotton yarn today… 8 from Jo-anns, 3oz balls in 4 color ways. and one 2oz ball from wal-mart, all peaches / sugar and cream. I can justify it by saying I plan on making dishcloths for Christmas. Really, I can.. lol

Actually, I am turning dishcloths out at a strangely fast rate. I am half way through my 13th one now. I am also planning a dishcloth swap with one of the groups I am in on Ravelry. That will require a few too.

ah, well… back to reading and knitting. (working on the Anita Blake series, by Laurell Hamilton… are you aware the newest book comes out in only 11 days?)


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As I near completion of my 10th dish cloth in 3 days, I realize that I am quickly going to run out of my stash of dishcloth cotton long before the mystery shawl Knit-A-Long that I am so eagerly awaiting begins. Then I will have no ‘mindless knitting’ projects left, to use as a break from the lace.

This means that I need to find something else to work on in the mean time.  As I was mentioning that I don’t want to work on the sweater that is half done and sitting on my desk, cause it is to a stage that I can no longer work in the round, one of the wonderful ladies in my local Stitch and Bitch group suggested I steek it.
This has possibilities… But the thought. of cutting. your. knitting… on purpose… *sigh* suck it up. I think I am going to do it.. now I just have to sit down and do the planning so that it will work out. Then I can get it off my project list.. and my desk.

Where did I put that original pattern??

Dishcloth pics

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they really are super simple I cast on 35 stitches, knit in garter till they are about square and cast off. The peaches and cream yarn I am using has formed a neat pattern on it’s own.  Now I have to consider what other colors or variegated colors I want to use.

5 knitted dishcloths


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6 dishcloths knit in the last 48 hours. Just simple garter stitch dishcloths, perfect mindless knitting for reading.  And, I needed a few more dishcloths… besides, these things are great! some of the best dishcloths I have ever used. I am seriously considering making tons of them, in several different colors, and giving them at Christmas.